1983–84 Kentucky Wildcats men's basketball team

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1983–84 Kentucky Wildcats men's basketball
SEC Tournament Champions
SEC Regular Season Champions
ConferenceSoutheast Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 3
APNo. 3
1983–84 record29–5 (14–4 SEC)
Head coachJoe B. Hall
Assistant coachJim Hatfield
Leonard Hamilton
Lake Kelly
CaptainDickey Beal
Home arenaRupp Arena
Seasons
1983–84 Southeastern Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#3 Kentucky 14 4   .778     29 5   .853
Auburn 12 6   .667     20 11   .645
Florida 11 7   .611     16 13   .552
LSU 11 7   .611     18 11   .621
Alabama 10 8   .556     18 12   .600
Tennessee 9 9   .500     21 14   .600
Vanderbilt 8 10   .444     14 15   .483
Georgia 8 10   .444     17 13   .567
Mississippi State 4 14   .222     9 19   .321
Ole Miss 3 15   .167     8 20   .286
1984 SEC Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1983–84 Kentucky Wildcats men's basketball team represented University of Kentucky and went to the 1984 Final Four. The head coach was Joe B. Hall. The team was a member of the Southeast Conference and played their home games at Rupp Arena. Because the Wildcats played the regional final on their home court, the following season the NCAA enacted a rule not allowing any school to play in a tournament game on its home court.

Schedule[edit]

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site
city, state
November 26*
 WTBS
No. 2 No. 6 Louisville
Rivalry
W 65–44 
Rupp Arena 
Lexington, KY
December 3*
No. 1 Indiana
Rivalry
W 59–54 
Rupp Arena 
Lexington, KY
December 10*
No. 2 at Kansas W 72–50 
Allen Fieldhouse 
Lawrence, KS
December 16*
No. 2 Wyoming
UK Invitation Tournament
W 66–40 
Rupp Arena 
Lexington, KY
December 17*
No. 2 BYU
UK Invitation Tournament
W 93–59 
Rupp Arena 
Lexington, KY
December 20*
 SPI
No. 2 at Cincinnati W 24–11 
Riverfront Coliseum 
Cincinnati, OH
December 24*
No. 2 at Illinois W 56–54 
Assembly Hall (10,732)
Champaign, IL
December 28*
No. 2 vs. No. 18 Purdue W 86–67 
Freedom Hall 
Louisville, KY
January 2
No. 2 at Ole Miss W 68–55 
Tad Smith Coliseum 
Oxford, MS
January 7
No. 2 at No. 9 LSU W 96–80 
LSU Assembly Center 
Baton Rouge, LA
January 9
No. 2 Alabama W 76–66 
Rupp Arena 
Lexington, KY
January 11
No. 2 Mississippi State W 51–42 
Rupp Arena 
Lexington, KY
January 13
No. 2 at Auburn L 63–82 
Beard-Eaves Memorial Coliseum 
Auburn, AL
January 17
No. 3 at Florida L 57–69 
Stephen C. O'Connell Center 
Gainesville, FL
January 20
No. 3 Vanderbilt W 67–46 
Rupp Arena 
Lexington, KY
January 22*
No. 3 No. 4 Houston W 74–67 
Rupp Arena 
Lexington, KY
January 28
No. 3 No. 18 Georgia W 64–40 
Rupp Arena 
Lexington, KY
January 30
No. 3 Tennessee
Rivalry
W 93–74 
Rupp Arena 
Lexington, KY
February 4
No. 3 at Alabama L 62–69 
Coleman Coliseum 
Tuscaloosa, AL
February 6
No. 3 at Mississippi State W 77–58 
Humphrey Coliseum 
Starkville, MS
February 11
No. 6 No. 16 Auburn W 84–64 
Rupp Arena 
Lexington, KY
February 13
No. 6 Florida W 67–65 
Rupp Arena 
Lexington, KY
February 19
No. 6 at Vanderbilt W 58–54 
Memorial Gymnasium 
Nashville, TN
February 25
No. 4 at Georgia W 66–64 
Georgia Coliseum 
Athens, GA
February 27
No. 4 at Tennessee L 58–63 
Stokely Athletics Center 
Knoxville, TN
March 1
No. 3 Ole Miss W 76–57 
Rupp Arena 
Lexington, KY
March 3
No. 3 LSU W 90–68 
Rupp Arena 
Lexington, KY
March 8*
No. 3 vs. Georgia
SEC Tournament
W 92–79 
Memorial Gymnasium 
Nashville, TN
March 9*
No. 3 vs. Alabama
SEC Tournament
W 48–46 
Memorial Gymnasium 
Nashville, TN
March 10*
No. 3 vs. Auburn
SEC Tournament
W 51–49 
Memorial Gymnasium 
Nashville, TN
March 17*
No. 3 vs. BYU
NCAA Tournament
W 93–68 
Birmingham-Jefferson Civic Center 
Birmingham, AL
March 22*
 NCAAP
No. 3 vs. Louisville
NCAA Tournament
W 72–67 
Rupp Arena 
Lexington, KY
March 24*
 CBS
No. 3 vs. No. 6 Illinois
NCAA Tournament
W 54–51 
Rupp Arena (23,525)
Lexington, KY
March 31*
 CBS
No. 3 vs. No. 2 Georgetown
NCAA Tournament • National Semifinals
L 40–53 
Kingdome 
Seattle, WA
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses. ME=Mideast.

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Statistics[edit]

  • C Melvin Turpin (6-11, Sr) 15.2 ppg
  • F Kenny Walker (6-8, So) 12.4 ppg
  • F Sam Bowie (7-1, Sr) 10.5 ppg
  • G Jim Master (6-5, Sr) 9.6 ppg
  • F Winston Bennett (6-7, Fr) 6.5 ppg

Awards and honors[edit]

Team players drafted into the NBA[edit]

Round Pick Player NBA Club
1 2 Sam Bowie Portland Trail Blazers
1 6 Melvin Turpin Washington Bullets

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References[edit]

  1. ^ 2014-15 Kentucky Wildcats men's basketball media guide. Retrieved 2015-Jun-22.
  2. ^ "1984 NBA Draft on". Databasebasketball.com. Archived from the original on 2012-07-06. Retrieved 2012-04-24.